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After a final thruster firing last week to deplete its remaining fuel, ESA's venerable ERS-2 observation satellite has been safely taken out of service.
Japan's space agency said that it had successfully test-fired the engine of its "Akatsuki" space probe.
Japanese scientists have determined that the most common meteorites found on Earth are born from stony asteroids.
Japan jumped ahead of Germany on Sunday to become the third nation in terms of time its astronauts have spent in space.
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized John Brinkman of Imperial, Pa., for his outstanding support of human spaceflight. Brinkman is a safety engineer at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and works for ARES Corp.
All space missions have one inescapable dependency: the electricity flowing through their systems to keep them alive.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been keeping track of the drenching rainfall that has been occurring in the central US this springtime, and a newly created rain map from that data from April 4 to May 4, 2011 shows those soaked areas.
Scientists from NASA and other organizations are on a mission to unlock the mysteries of why certain clouds produce copious amounts of rain.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that they have successfully operated a Japanese HAYABUSA low power microwave ion engine at Aerojet's facility in Redmond, Wash.
X-ray observations made by the Suzaku observatory provide the clearest picture to date of the size, mass and chemical content of a nearby cluster of galaxies.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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